I like this item because it is VERY original. Totally thinking outside the box. Good work. Could you have put the effects of the curse in the cursed section, just to make that clear?
You've decribed the boots appearance, do you have some backgroud to go with the creative premise? I'm dying to know what the farmer did to deserve cursing, and where the ducks found the magic to do it. Looks great. Go to Comment
Actually it would be kind of cool if the target took only half or partial damage from falling. That way, they could be terrorized for longer.
The boots should also cause the person to trip everytime they are near a high place, like on a balcony, stairs, or ledge. Who needs a chasam, when you can give some one a terminal case of bumps and bruises.
Have the person make a dex check of some kind everytime a potential time to trip and fall occurs. Go to Comment
Wow, ain't this a blast from the past. Muro's favorite as of 2006? I wonder if that still holds true. An enjoyable submission that, with a few tweaks, could lead to a very fun couple of encounters or story-lines.
Imagine a group of adventurers with the cursed boots being tailed by a flock of maniacal mallards hell bent on some bizarre revenge.
I would love to see an entire scenario written around this item. Classic! Go to Comment
Perhaps the curse on goes into effect when the single errant feather is removed from the boots. If left only or returned then the curse goes away. The idea of a poor player searching for a single feather just so they can get the boots off is highly amusing.
The idea of being cursed by a particularly angry duck does amuse me, but it lacks something. A backstory is my biggest gripe, well it is about my only one. It's not the final anti-climatic ending that matters, it's the fight right before it that will live on in memory.
Anyway 3, for solid. Go to Comment
I've read several hundred submissions now, and this is BY FAR the funniest one I've come across. For someone who takes some pride in using subtle humor in entries, I now realize that no matter how subtle I try to be, this just shows me that the funniest things in life are unintentional. I also greatly enjoyed the comments!
*Cap- nuff said
*Pariah- very poetic review
*Agar- curious to know what the poor farmer did to deserve this curse, and how the duck managed to enroll in Hogwarts.
*Cheka- hitting the nail on the head!
*and of course MoonHunter- trying to make some sense of the item
I will now proceed to extrapolate my favorite bits, they are:
"'P'owers and 'B'eyond"
"the hole in the bottom sudjets many things"
"Its the feather of a water fowl (Be it whatever bird goes with you RPG)"
"The Boot with the feather sticking out of it throws the wearer off a cliff at the first chance it gets"
I love it, and I cant stop laughing. Where have you gone Umbra03!!!???
on a serious note, its interesting to note Strolens evolution.
In closing, for those that might be annoyed I wrote this review, I say this: I'm not making fun of anything/anyone, I just can't stop laughing! (good-naturedly) Go to Comment
My first reaction is to say something flippant, but I would guess that the author of this sub is a young person who hadn't tried something like this before and I don't want to be negative or unhelpful.
This item needs a lot of work. Previous commentors have brought up most of the relevant issues. Go to Comment
The creation of intelligent magical weapons is not an exact science and there are occasional failures, as such think of causing a little more stress to your players by "rewarding" them with an insane magical weapon
Agrophobic, refuses to come out of the scabbard without a strength check to draw it.
Haemaphobic: afraid of blood, fight at a penalty against any blooded creatures but really good against undead, elementals etc
Schizophrenic, not just one mind in your sword, lets have half a dozen minds in there, all different and bound to cause confusion